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Chopin With A Polish Touch

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Hercules had perfect abs. For that reason and a few others, this statue of him stands in Florence, Italy. iStock hide caption

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Sacred Songs And DJs: New Classical CDs

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Darwin's Theories, Speaking Musically

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The Decade In Classical Recordings

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Audio Only: Australian Chamber Orchestra's Tiny Desk Concert

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The vocal group Trio Mediaeval sings old and new Christmas carols from its native Norway in NPR's Studio 4A. Asa M. Mikkelsen hide caption

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